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This watch is great!
on March 13, 2014
Once I saw this watch I knew I'd be thinking about buying it until it was on my wrist, and I waited for over a year to get this watch at the right price. Finally had some disposable income and the price was right, so I pulled the trigger and man was it worth the wait!
While at first glance this watch appears to be just a smaller Nixon 51-30, there are some slight differences I have noticed and enjoy. In fact I now prefer this watch over the 51-30 models I own.
-Of course this watch isn't as big and heavy as the 51 series -but I like that- and it is still large and flashy enough to get noticed.
-The chrono and information on this watch are slightly different than that of the 51-30, there is no 24 hour time hand, instead there is a white 1/10 of a second hand that quickly rotates when you use the chrono.
-I love the long red chronograph hand that ticks every 1/4 second as opposed to slowly for each second like the 51-30 series, very nice differentiating detail that I don't think many people know before they buy this watch- I know I didn't. The movement makes it look similar to watches where the second hand is "sweeping" and continuous. I favor this over the 51-30, it really makes it seem like a higher end watch than the 51-30 series in my opinion.
-I also like how the different function hands are 3 different colors, keeps it from looking plain like some of the 51's.
-The brushed steel detail on the band is different than that of the band on any other big faced Nixon I own.
-The numbers on the face are glossy and change appearance at different angles.
-I like the red arrow detail on the bezel, and there is also red on the top chrono reset button, very cool.
Leave it to Nixon to not skimp on the details!
The only criticism I have is that the silver hour and minute hands don't really stand out like they do in the photo, they are kind of a flat color instead of glossy. They blend in with the dark face and numbers on the watch sometimes, so once it gets dark it is pretty hard to tell time unless you give it a good look. But this is just a small detail and I wouldn't change my mind about getting this watch at all.
If you're a watch guy and are looking for a Nixon chrono to wear all the time, and don't want to be carrying around a big bulky 51-30, I would say pass on the 51's and go for this, it's much more practical, and it looks and feels great. You won't regret it!